Helping Bankers Deal with Change: ThinkBIG Keynote Speaker Champions Tips For Change Management

By: Mary Ellen Biery

The current expected credit loss model, or CECL. Modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act. The shifting shape and effect of fintechs on banking. Libra and other forms of digital currency and their impact.

Financial institutions are dealing with enormous change these days. Banks and credit unions must learn about these upcoming changes, adjust for them, and meanwhile continue to operate their existing institutions and meet customers’ needs while following all of the regulations that come with being a financial institution.

It can all add up to a serious time crunch.

“Dealing with change is difficult, but dealing with change when you don’t feel like you have enough time feels impossible,” says Dave Crenshaw, author of a best-selling time management book and the keynote speaker of the 2019 ThinkBIG Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 24-26.

Crenshaw, billed as a master of building productive leaders, during his presentation will explore how to respond to workplace interruptions, how to take control of technology, and how attendees can grow their careers while maintaining balance in their personal life, and more.

Reducing the disruptions to your attention each day can free up 40 hours a month, according to Crenshaw. “That extra time will give you the ability to deal with change, or anything else you have on your schedule,” he says.

Crenshaw’s presentation, “The Myth of Multitasking and Change Management,” will kick off day one of the three-day ThinkBIG conference, which is consistently rated a top industry event by attendees.

The 2019 ThinkBIG Conference will feature talks on the latest accounting trends, changes in the regulatory landscape, and banking challenges.

The ThinkBIG Conference combines MainStreet Technologies’ National CECL Conference and Sageworks’ Lending & Risk Summit. It brings together industry thought leaders, experts, financial institution peers, CPAs, auditors, and regulators. See the entire agenda here.

What a past conference attendee thinks

“The information is about concepts that apply to every bank whether you use Abrigo’s software or you have your own home-grown system, like ours,” said recent attendee Dan Ryan, Vice President of Tri Counties Bank in Chico, Calif. “I get one or two really good ideas each year about something that I’ve been trying to figure out, or a confirmation that something we’re doing is being done elsewhere. You can bounce ideas off of people from a wide range of institutions.”

ThinkBIG features two tracks for attendees: CECL + Portfolio Risk and Lending + Credit Risk. These two tracks will help financial institutions to manage risk and drive growth. Regardless of whether attendees are on the Lending + Credit Risk track or the CECL + Portfolio Risk track, 14 accounting CPE credit hours will be offered during the conference.

Regular registration for ThinkBIG is open until Aug. 23, and late registration concludes Sept. 9. Visit www.thinkbigconference.com for more information on registration, event presentations, and other speakers in addition Crenshaw.

Crenshaw has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, and Fast Company and has written five books, including the time-management best-seller, The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done. His courses on LinkedIn Learning—including Time Management Fundamentals and Improving Your Focus—have received over 15 million views.

Crenshaw received his business management degree from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University. He is the founder and CEO of Invaluable Inc., a coaching and training corporation.

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Mary Ellen Biery

Mary Ellen Biery is a Senior Writer and Content Specialist at Abrigo.

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